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PAPA and APA-RADHA, APEP and APO-STACY: Comparing the Concept in the Eastern & Western Bhakti Tradition

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Ramachandra Puri chastising Lord Chaitanya seeing ants in His room.  The Monk developed an envy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu after having had earlier committed an offense against his Guru Madhavendra Puri.

Ramachandra Puri chastising Lord Chaitanya seeing ants in His room. The Monk developed an envy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu after having had earlier committed an offense against his own Guru Madhavendra Puri.

[Bhakti Ananda Goswami’s Response to this article by Radhakrishnadas Brahmachari]

 Thank You for this nice explanation of the difference between papa ‘sin’ and aparadha ‘offenses’.  When I first saw this article by Radhakrishnadas Brahmachari, I thought of writing something about the issue of papa and aparadha in the World’s other anciently related Bhakti Yoga Traditions.  However, since my Father and I have been struggling with a severe illness lately, I have not been able to do it.  So here I will only note a few things that perhaps I will be able to write more about in the future.

First, the concept of sin as papa and papa-purusha sin-personified or the person/man of sin, can be historically traced back to the enemy of  the Supreme Triune Godhead HERU-AUSU-ATUM of the Rhodian Cultus of Helios Meghistos Kouros / Krishna.  The first High Civilization of Egypt was based on the worship of the Theophanies and Incarnations of this Trinity of Hari (Krishna), Vasudeva (Balarama-Vishnu) and Their All-Pervasive Atman / Paramatma.  In North Egypt at Heliopolis the Hidden Lord of the Heart was called ATUM / ATON / ADON.  Later in the South at Thebes the same Hidden Lord of the Heart was called ATEN before and during the famous Amarna Period. 
The Indo-Europeans and Semites also worshiped this same Godhead as HELI-OS-ATOMOS (Atman = Being, WHO IS and the SELF Ousios, Atomos, Ontos, Autos etc.). The Semites called this Godhead ELI-YAHU-ADONyahu. 
For thousands of years the enemy of this Godhead was known as SETU /KETU (Satan the sinful cause of CATA-bolism decay disease and death) ) and PAPA / sin. The hieroglyph for PAPA / sin in Egypt was a small deadly poisonous centipede type of insect.  The meaning of the symbol is that the poison of sin can sicken and kill your whole body.  Thus a very small and insignificant looking creature or bite/sting may look harmless, but the wise person knows to avoid the risk of the deadly sting of such envious life-destroying sinful creatures.  Modern Egyptologists and Linguists have rendered this centipede-like ideogram for sin as PP and have transliterated it as APEP.  Obviously this name of the envious destroyer of life and enemy of God and Humanity is PAPA. 

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The Shakti (Shekinah) of the Supreme Lord Hari (Heru) & the Peacock

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The Shakti (Shekinah) of the Supreme Lord Heru-Ausu-Atum / ELI-YAHU-ADON / Hari-Vasu-Atman is also associated with His Sacred Peacock. This montage illustrates how the Roman Juno and Greek Hera ‘Queen Mother of the gods’ was typically depicted with Her Sacred Peacock. Note that She is depicted either seated with Her Peacock by Her Queen’s Throne, or in a peacock VEHicle WAGON VAHANA. This is important because in Indian and Oriental Vaishnava and Pure Land (Mahayana) Buddhist Iconography, Hari or Krishna-Vishnu’s Shakti as Sarasvati (Biblical SARAH-CHOKMAH / SOPHIA HOLY WISDOM) is seated-on a Peacock Asana (Throne) or rides a Peacock Vahana (Vehicle / Wagon). I hope to make a montage to illustrate this next.

 

MERENTA EXCAVATION-FRASIKLEIA-KOUROS (Greek Radha Krishna)

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Rhoda-Kore and Helios Kouros are the Origin of ALL of the Heliopolitan-Monotheism related Afro-Helleno-Semitic ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’.  Note in the this image (left) that RHODA-Kore (RADHA-Hare) has Her pictorial pun RED Dress on!

Why have these Kore and Kouros Murti Pairs been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean, buried like the Merenta Excavation Pair (images below), or preserved in the Vatican and other Catholic collections?  It is because of the Iconoclastic (Sacred Image-smashing) Controversy and the near total destruction of early Christian and other sacred Art by the followers of M*hammed.  The Catholic Leaders who fought against the Iconoclasts, tried to rescue the Sacred Art of their religious domain, especially the so -called ‘cult images’ of the Proto-Catholic Heliopolitan Tradition. The Great Rhodian School of Monumental Stone Murti Sculpture in-the-round was unparalled in the ancient World. Techniques from the Masters of Rhodes were transmitted to the Murti Makers of Pure Land Buddhism and Vaishnavism at centers like Gandhara and Mathura.

In these related Pure Land Buddhist and Vaishnava Traditions, to avoid desecration of a Sacred Murti of the Lord or Shakti, if there is no other way to protect Sri Murti, the Form of the Lord or Shakti must be buried or cast into a deep body of water!  Where this was not accomplished, the Iconoclasts (Murti smashers) delighted in disfiguring, beheading and dismembering the so-called ‘Cult Images’ of the ancient Mediterranean Region. They also defaced and destroyed countless other works of Sacred Art.  This is why the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea is littered with countless ‘Cult Images’ from the tiny home-shrine type to great Temple Murtis weighing tons.  Such Murtis were deposited there before or after desecration, to protect Them from further insult and injury.  Burying Murtis on land was an alternative to burial at sea.  Thus many more such ‘Cult Images’ will no doubt be found as research progresses in areas that were once invaded and ruled by Muslims or other Iconoclasts. Read the rest of this entry

Discover One Godhead – East & West – The Holy Trinity & Atenism Explained

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Bhakti Ananda Goswami aka David M. Sherman Speaks on the Holy Trinity as the Vaishnava Krishna – Baladeva – Paramatma, Akhnaten’s Origin – Manifested – Omnipresent and Pure Land Buddhism’s Tri-Kaya. These are the Three aspects of the One Supreme Godhead at the foundation of all God Centered forms of Religion. Thus this Holy Trinity is found in ancient Judaism, Mediterranean Heliopolitanism and Zorarastrianism among many others.

He also identifies the Holy Cross and the Ankh with the Vedic Yupa Dhwaj or Sacrificial Stake and the Self Sacrifice of Purusha or God

The True Identity of the original Sattvic Dionysus as both Lord Shiva and Lord Balarama, the Common Theme of the Great Flood and God’s Greek Dolphinus or Vedic Matsya Avatar, Amunism, Atenism, Ancient Judaic Religion, Heliopolis as the City of On or Aun – OM, Ancient Mediterranean Vaishnavism centered upon Rhoda-Kouros or Radha Krishna and the ongoing struggle between the doctrines of Voidist – Godless Impersonalism and Fully Personalized Devotional Traditions combined with Paramatma Worship are also discussed. Read the rest of this entry

The Rasa Lila Chorus of Helios Kouros & Rhoda/Radha & Krishna

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The Circle / Cycle / Chakra Dance was originally & universally SACRED to Helios KOUROS & His Beloved RHODA, the Eternally Beautiful & Ever New Youthful KRISHNA & RADHA Nava Yauvana & Nava Yauva…ni!  Their Kouroi & Korae Expansions, the Boys & Girls of Paradise, always dance Their Sacred CHORUS / KOUROS Round Dance with Them in the Garden of Paradise.  All over the Earth, various Peoples still continue some Form of this Primal Divine Love Tradition of the Rasa Lila Dance today!  Please see my Album & Video Links on this subject of the various Forms of the Rasa Lila Dance in World Cultures & Religions.  The Dance was called CHORUS after KOUROS / KRISHNA.  Sometimes it was called a CAROL from KOURU-AULOS, because the Supreme Meghistos Kouros Youth would lead His Circle Dance with His AULOS / FLUTE!  (See also  history of Ballet.) In ancient Greece the Chorus or Sacred Circle Cycle / Chakra Dance was devoted to Helios Meghistos Kouros and Rhoda, Krishna and Radha.  The Rasa Lila Dance is the Divine Love ‘Chorus’ of Helios Kouros & Rhoda / Radha & Krishna and Their Expansions the Gopas and Gopis, the Kouroi and Korae of Their Bucolic Gokula Lotus Isle of Rhoda-Nymphia-Asteria / Radha-Padme-Tara in the Prehistoric Mediterranean (Middle Earth) Sea. The Bridal Mysticism Hierogamos Tradition of Rhoda and Kouros on Their Sacred Lotus Isle of Rhodes is the pre-historic Tradition of Radha and Krishna that is at the Heart of the Judeo-cCatholic Tradition in the Biblical Song of Songs!  In Judaism the Hora is their Sacred Cycle / Chakra Dance, the cCatholic Chorus or Carol, the Angel Round of the Blessed in Paradise! Read the rest of this entry

Multiple Reflections of the Same Divine Light

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Question: “If Krishna and Amitabha are one and the same then we have two names of God . But who is Dharmakara who, according to mahayana scriptures, once lived as a man(just like Krishna) who became a Buddha . Did God descendent on earth then as Dharmakara who has to reach enlightment, or mayby the story of Dharmakara is not important at all and is mayby not correct.”

Answer from Bhakti Ananda Goswami: I am concerned with World History and Theology, Metaphysics and Philosophy, the Sacred Arts and Sciences and the Revelation, Name and Form of Godhead and Shakti. If one carefully studies what I have written about these Subjects, one should come to understand that the ORIGINAL KRISHNA / KOUROS NEVER CHANGES HIS ORIGINAL FORM and NEVER ‘LEAVES’ GO-LOKA VRINDAVAN. Thus, ALL OF SRI KRISHNA’s VARIEGATED FORMS FOR PASTIMES / LILAS are through, with, in and by Sri Krishna’s Second Person, LORD BALADEVA! In the earliest evidence of HARI-VASUdeva-ATMAN (Krishna-Baladeva-Paramatman) worship, These Three irreducible Forms or KAS / KAYAS / BODIES / PERSONS of the Triune Godhead may be confounded with One-Another. Thus in Pure Land Buddhism the Three Persons of the TRI-KAYA may be telescoped-into Eachother, or their distinct Theological Attributes may be merged. The Persons and Attributes of the Tri-Kaya’s Feminine (Receiving) Shaktis may even be confused and/or merged into the Purusha Persons of the Tri Kaya. So, over thousands of years and miles, and hundreds of cultures and languages, Pure Land Buddhism has flourished leaving a legacy of countless variations in its regional and local Lila Stories, Doctrines and Practices. Read the rest of this entry

Radha-Krishna-centric Vaishnavism as the Origin of Religion

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In a nutshell, the original Buddhism is actually a form of Radha-Krishna-centric Vaishnavism.  It pre-dates the appearance of Sakyamuni by thousands of years, and was once the dominant Bhakti Tradition of major portions of the human family.  The historical and theological core of this Bhakti Buddhism has been called ‘Pure Land Buddhism’ by modern scholars.  This is taken from the title of one of the Traditions most important Scriptures, the SUKHAVATI VYUHA.

HARE KRISHNA !

SRI SRI GURU and Gauranga ki jaya !

Dearest Sandi and Jeffrey, Rachel and Vrin,

Please accept my affectionate obeisances.

This is still too complicated for the average reader, but i need to get this down somewhere in case i have to relocate (leave my body).  I am actually trying to keep it simple. I have had a second inquiry about Pure Land Buddhism recently, so reflecting on our conversation, Jeffrey, i decided to write something for you especially, as we discussed, a kind of introduction to Buddhism. I may also send some of it to the other devotee who inquired.

Attached is my first installation. Krishna willing, the structure will focus next on finishing the description of Nepalese-Tibetan Buddhism (cult of Tara, Tibetan Book of the Dead, lila forms of Lokesvara / Vishnu,  Mahadeva as AN EXPANSION OF LOKESVARA,  Maha kala as Nara Hari Rupa and YHVH worship at the PATALA, BUDH AS PTAH etc.)  Then i will focus on the origins of ‘Buddhism’ from Sakyamuni’s time, in Nepal and India.  I will show connections to the GOOD SHEPARD, SHALIGRAM / SHAL GROVE, TULASI and RADHA Traditions in Buddhist lore.  I will discuss how two schools of Buddhist iconography emerged (Gandharan and Mathuran )…both showing Greek Rhodian connections, and how the earliest Buddhist centers were all Vaishnava centers.  I will touch on the ‘Buddhism’ of Asoka, whose guru’s ashram of 10,000 was IN MATHURA, and how it is widely accepted by western scholars that Asoka’s Missionaries were present in Judea, Greece and Egypt. The Theravadins have appropriated Asoka, but there is NO evidence that his ‘Buddhism’ was Hinayana !   ALL the evidence is that originally Buddhism, both before AND AFTER SAKYAMUNI was at first indistinguishable from Krishna-centric Vaishnavism, except for the late and insignificant heretical Theravadins, who were suppressed by Asoka etc., and thus diffused to S. E. Asia through Sri Lanka.  Then i will describe how Vaishnava related M Buddhism spread to China Korea and Japan, and how voidism corrupted it as an ‘esoteric’ tradition associated with voidism and impersonalism in India (the pilgrim problem). Both Tantrism and Dhyana / Zen acted as vehicles for impersonalism all the way into Japan. I will touch-on Hanuman as the protector of Pure Land Buddhism throughout its northern range ( He is extremely popular in Chinese Buddhism) and i will explain that the worship of Krishna and Radha devolved into the separated Chinese worship of MA Kuan Yin, and how the merged attributes of MANI PADME remain in Japanese Buddhism today.  After describing ancient Japanese Pure Land, with its Catholic Mary / Benten, Alvar KANAN and Tana Bata Festival Rasa Lila etc. connections, i will touch on the popular HARI NAM movements of HRIH in Japan…to the present’s SOKKA phenomenon.  I will relate my experiances with P.L. Buddhism in Japan, and my initiation into NEMBUTSU  in the inner sanctum of the High Alter of ASAKUSA KANNON in Tokyo. Then i will finish with a description of the pre-Sakyamuni Buddhism beneath Sakyamuni Buddhism, in the ancient East (Bon in Tibet, Taoist Yab Yum / Purusha / Prakrti, Shinto Pantheon etc. ), and how this is related to Vaishnavism in both India and the Heliopolitan Federations of the Mediterranean.  Once i have outlined these connections, any army of scholars will be able to reconstruct my studies and flesh-out the entire framework of connections i have introduced in this short introduction to BUDDHISM in the context of World Emanational and Incarnational Monotheism.   Please forgive my run-on sentences, i can hardly sit up at this point and im failing fast / must quit for the day…so

HARI BOL !  LOVE LOVE AND MORE LATER,

your aspiring servant,  Bhakti Ananda